Six Afghan bank guards poisoned, beheaded, robbed

August 3, 2010 12:01

Six private security guards at a bank in Afghanistan were poisoned and beheaded Tuesday. The assailants stole $269,000 from the bank they were guarding, according to police.

It appeared that the security guards were poisoned before they were beheaded, said Sherjan Durani, a police spokesman for Balkh province. He said someone apparently mixed a poison into the guards' food Monday night at a branch of Kabul Bank in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.Durani says an unknown number of robbers beheaded the guards and took about $269,000 in US and Afghan currency. The case is being investigated.

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